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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,997Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 150

$913K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 150

253 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in New Jersey
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 253 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 253 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 8,476 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 31%.

Prescription Price

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $97 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in New Jersey
SIMVASTATIN 381 354 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 340 283 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 330 255 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 319 267 4 2
LISINOPRIL 277 204 5 4
FAMOTIDINE 249 189 6 20
OMEPRAZOLE 240 187 7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224 174 8 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 201 189 S3 9 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 192 173 10 15
GABAPENTIN 176 134 11 10
NAMENDA 175 175 12 35
CARVEDILOL 168 147 13 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 168 140 13 6
ADVAIR DISKUS 139 111 15 34
TRAZODONE HCL 137 88 16 60
METFORMIN HCL 135 76 17 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 134 133 18 30
SERTRALINE HCL 132 92 19 37
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 126 69 S2 20 33
CYMBALTA 110 93 21 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109 90 22 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106 106 23 13
MIRTAZAPINE 97 97 24 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 97 70 24 64
GENERLAC 97 60 24 119
OXYCODONE HCL 95 74 S2 27 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94 63 28 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 86 29 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 91 86 30 57
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 91 79 30 12
BUSPIRONE HCL 88 63 32 89
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 87 69 S2 33 29
ALLOPURINOL 87 77 33 69
MELOXICAM 87 79 33 101
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81 48 36 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81 78 36 46
SPIRIVA 74 55 38 44
ENABLEX 74 52 38 131
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 69 40 102
DIOVAN 73 38 40 26
OXYCONTIN 73 46 S2 40 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL 72 53 43 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71 52 44 85
KETOCONAZOLE 69 54 45 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67 63 46 74
ATENOLOL 66 54 47 22
NYSTOP 63 48 48 138
JANUVIA 62 38 49 58
RISPERIDONE 62 57 49 63
CLONIDINE HCL 59 46 51 100
LACTULOSE 58 51 52 62
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 31 52 37
SINGULAIR 57 31 54 89
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57 57 54 36
VOLTAREN 54 35 56 154
TRAMADOL HCL 54 43 56 27
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 54 S2 56 18
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 53 43 59 157
ENULOSE 53 36 59 157
FENTANYL CITRATE 52 0 S2 61 162
MORPHINE SULFATE 51 21 S2 62 117
KLOR-CON M10 50 45 63 168
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Sept. 23, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.